Trooper Chad Wolf - E.O.W. 8-28-15

As I type this at 3:25 pm on Friday, August 28, 2015, a comrade in blue is battling for his life in the hospital.  Trooper Chad Wolf is a motor trooper with the Michigan State Police, and he was hit by a vehicle-and-trailer combination, then dragged for several miles before the elderly driver realized something was wrong.

I trooped the road with Chad for a short time, and I knew his smile, his demeanor, his character.

I have considered it a tremendous blessing that in my 17 ½ year career, I’ve never worked with or known personally any member of our Department killed in the line of duty…and I’ve worked with a great number of good men and women in blue. 

However, as of now, that fact looks likely to change.  Trooper Chad Wolf’s wife is by his side and has been thrown into the agony of end-of-life decision-making; his comrades are being escorted into the hospital room five-at-a-time (according to sources close to him) to say goodbye to their partner, their friend, their brother.  His wife may be soon without a husband; their four children may be soon without their daddy; Chad’s mom and dad may soon have to do what no parent ever wants to do.

How heart-breaking it is.

This pain in our hearts and the tears that fill our eyes speak of our intense yearning for an unbroken world, a world in which there is no death, no grief, no sadness, no loss, no crying.  That will never exist here in this world we know today, but only in the world to come.  For those who know the grace of God’s forgiveness of our sins through Jesus Christ will one day, indeed, know and experience that world, that kingdom, where there will be no more crying, that place where God will wipe every tear from our eyes once and for all (Rev. 21:4).

God, show your mercy on Trooper Wolf.
Well, that was then…and this is now.  It’s now 4:50 p.m. and I just discovered the news that Trooper Chad Wolf died today. 

My heart aches…

Even so, Lord, come quickly.


  1. Anonymous5:00 PM

    So sorry and tragic prayers to all for healing strength and understanding

  2. Anonymous5:22 PM

    Peace, prayers and love to all the Michigan State Police family.

  3. Anonymous5:40 PM

    So very sorry for your loss.

  4. Anonymous5:45 PM

    Most sincere condolences for this tremendous loss. This is a brave man. Honor him as he is deserved to be honored.

  5. Rhonda Wagner5:45 PM

    I am sorry for your loss. Your family will continue to be in my prayers.

  6. Anonymous6:04 PM

    RIP Trooper Wolf you will be missed. My your family and colleagues find comfort in the knowledge that you are now at peace.

  7. Anonymous6:16 PM

    thoughts and prayers are with this family.

  8. So sorry...will be praying for God's comfort for his sweet wife, children and family and friends.

  9. Terry Socall7:07 PM

    So sorry for your loss. The good ones are gone often too soon. RIP

  10. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Many prayers to the Wolf family and to all those whom he touched their lives, R.I.P. Chad!!! Your brothers will watch over your family.

  11. Anonymous8:05 PM

    My heart breaks for everyone affected in this tragedy. May God give everyone the strength to find peace and healing.

  12. so sorry may god be with all the wolf family prayers goes out to each one of you

  13. Anonymous8:10 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Wolfs family as with all the other troopers families who watch over us each and every day

  14. Anonymous9:08 PM

    Deepest condolences. God's peace, healing, and love...

  15. Anonymous9:32 PM

    So sad. Prayers for the Wolf family from Florida.

  16. Anonymous10:16 PM

    Prayers and hugs sent your way...may God watch over you and your family.

  17. Thank you all very much. We appreciate your kind words and thoughts, and covet your prayers.

  18. Praying for you and the rest of the family.

  19. Anonymous2:45 PM

    Deepest condolences. I have the highest respect for our Michigan State Police. Praying for his family, friends and fellow troopers.

  20. I just now read this post, Mike. I imagine God has comforted you and your fellow officers' hearts and minds the past few weeks as you have mourned the loss of a fallen comrade. May God continue to be with you and Trooper Chad Wolf's other colleagues, friendsm, and family.

    1. Thank you, J. It was truly a difficult time for many, but the funeral was gospel-centered and God-glorifying!